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Open Educational Resources

Statement

Provide students a cost effective alternative to traditional text books.

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Definition

"Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Instructions for Finding OPEN Courses at SLCC Spring 2019 Open Education Resources (OER) Schedule

Open SLCC Staff

Jason Pickavance

Jason Pickavance

Director of Faculty Development and Educational Initiatives

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

TB

Room:

225D D-E

Phone:

801-957-3832

Email:

Jason.pickavance@slcc.edu

Andrea Scott

Andrea Scott

Operations Associate, Educational Initiatives

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

TB

Room:

225D D-G

Phone:

801-957-4734

Email:

andrea.scott@slcc.edu

Whitney Sproul

Whitney Sproul

OER and UA Technician

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

Markosian Library

Room:

LIB 230

Phone:

801-957-4492

Email:

whitney.sproul@slcc.edu

Haunani Aiono

Haunani Aiono

Student Advocacy and Outreach Specialist Intern

Campus:

Taylorsville

Building:

TB

Room:

225D D-G

Phone:

801-957-4313

Email:

Huanani.aiono@slcc.edu

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OER is more than free. OER is free with permissions.

The 5Rs of Open Content

The terms " open content" and "open educational resources" describe any copyrightable work (traditionally excluding software, which is described by other terms like "open source") that is licensed in a manner that provides users with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:

Retain

The right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage).

Reuse

The right to use the content in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video).

Revise

The right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language).

Remix

The right to combine the original or revised content with other open content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup).

Redistribute

The right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend).

Creative commons licensing allows authors to create, remix and redistribute using the permissions and terms of their choosing.

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For more info about Creative Commons Licensing visit the Creative Commons website.
https://creativecommons.org/
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